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Brian Edwin Raines

Brian Edwin Raines, American financial advisor.


  • Raines, Brian Edwin was born on December 29, 1962 in Easley, South Carolina, United States. Son of Bert Edwin and Geralene (Murphy) Raines.

  • Education

    • Student, Southeastern College, Lakeland, Florida, 1982. Student, Francis Marion College, 1984. Associate of Arts, Tri County Technology, 1989.

      Graduate, Southern Wesleyan University, 1994.


    • Musician, executive Joe Russell Music Company, Dublin, 1983-1985. Sales executive Haskett Realty Company, Pickens, South Carolina, 1985-1987, C-21 Youngblood Company, Pickens, since 1987. President Bachelor of Engineering Raines Company, Inc., since 1995.

      Finance advisor, registered representative Ameriprise Finance Services, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, since 1996. Vice president B&B Food Stores, Inc. of South Carolina. Chairman Pickens County Board Realtors, 1987, political affairs South Carolina Association Realtors, Columbia, 1987.

      President Salvage & More, Inc., 1990, Palmetto Productions, Brian Raines Music Company/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Brian Raines Song Music Company/BMI. General manager Coldwell Banker Finley & Associates, 1991. Sales representative Malone & Hyde, Memphis, since 1992.

      With sales/production Station WCCP, Clemson, South Carolina, 1991, American Express Finance Advisors, since 1996.


    • Composer (song) Since I Met You, 1987. Vocalist Trinity on Mark Five Records. Pianist, vocalist Country Classics Band, 1991.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


    Creed or other statements should be rejected as they may compromise each believer’s obligation to interpret Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and within the community of faith.

    Denomination: Baptist


    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.


    Committee member South Carolina Representatives, Columbia, 1987, Pickens County Grand Old Party, since 1987. Delegate South Carolina Republican Convention, Columbia, since 1987. Charter member President Bush's 1989 Republican Presidential Task Force.

    Member Pickens County Registration and Election Commission, since 1998. President Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce, 2004. Member BMI (public), American Society of Composers (special award 1985, 86), National Association Realtors, Pickens Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1986-1987, chairman since 1987), Kiwanis (president 1991), Rotary (charter Powdersville).



    Music performance, photography.


    • Married Joyce H. Whitlock, August 20, 1994.
    • father: Bert Edwin Raines
    • mother: Geralene (Murphy) Raines
    • spouse: Joyce H. Whitlock
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    Born December 29, 1962
    (age 54)
    • 1982
      Southeastern College
    • 1984
      Francis Marion College
    • 1989
      Tri County Technology
    • 1994
      Southern Wesleyan University
    • 1985 - 1987
      sales executive, Haskett Realty Company
      Pickens, South Carolina, United States
    • 1987
      sales executive, Haskett Realty Company
      Pickens, South Carolina, United States
    • 1995
      president, Bachelor of Engineering Raines Company
    • 1996
      finance advisor
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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